Ascent of Afentis Stavromenos on 2012-03-30
|Others in Party:||Andrew Tibbetts|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Friday, March 30, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||1476 m / 4843 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportAka Thriptis, this is the first peak of our peakbagging trip to Crete.
We leave Iraklio airport early afternoon and drive the coast road past Pakeia Ammos, take the road south then turn east at N35.056359 E25.800105 and drive via the villages of Papadiana and Thrypti to a pass. Note that this route from the west involves some unpaved road which was rather rutted although our low clearance rental car made it through ok. At N35.09319 E25.88609 we turn south on an unpaved road. The surface is of a reasonable quality as far as N35.08658 E25.88634, 1163m.
We park here and hike the zigzag road to the summit which has a comms mast and a shrine, with a square triangulation pillar at the highest point (N35.08013 E25.87541, 1461m (horizontal accuracy 3m). The shrine has a bell on the roof and we amuse ourselves by finding a way to scramble up to ring the bell. The summit is in cloud: no view.
We drive into Agiou Nikalao for a meal then on to the Dikti trailhead ready for tomorrow's ascent.
Afentis Stavromenos / Thriptis photo album
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||313 m / 1027 ft|
| Distance:||5.8 km / 3.6 mi|
| Route:||Transmitter road|
| Trailhead:||Unpaved road from NE 1163 m / 3816 ft|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 1|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Low Clouds|
| Time Up:||40 Minutes|
| Time Down:||30 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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